19 October 2011

Data visualisation: a chink in the hype

Simon Jones (Guardian Datablog) considers the causes underlying poor quality data visualisation, including the availability of free visualisation softwares, such as Wordle, which generates word 'clouds' (known as the 'mullets of the internet'). But he also links to an unusually interesting word cloud, constructed from American inaugural presidential addresses, in the New York Times. Fascinating.

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